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Cullman County is a county of the state of Alabama. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 80,406.Cullman County was
created on January 24, 1877, from portions of Blount County,
Morgan County, and Winston County. The county seat is Cullman.
Cullman county is named in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann.
Cullman County comprises the Cullman, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area.
Cullman county was named after John G. Cullmann, a native of Germany who encouraged the immigration of Germans to northern Alabama.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Cullman county formed by the Alabama legislature on January 24, 1877 from portions of Blount, Morgan, and Winston Counties. The county was named after John G. Cullmann, a native of Germany who encouraged the immigration of Germans to northern Alabama. Cullman County lies in the north-central part of the state, and is bounded on the north by Morgan and Marshall Counties, on the east by Marshall and Blount, on the south by Walker, and the west by Winston. It encompasses 738 square miles. The town of Cullman is the county seat. Other towns and communities include Good Hope, Holly Pond, Arkadelphia, and Bug Tussle.
The county is a "moist" county in terms of availability of alcoholic beverages; the cities of Cullman, Good Hope and Hanceville allow sale of alcohol and are "wet" and the rest of the county is dry.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 755 square miles (1,960 km2), of which 735 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.7%) is water.
The Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River runs along the
southeastern edge of the county and several of its tributaries,
including the Duck River and Dorsey, Eightmile, and Brindley creeks,
cross the county. In 1961, Alabama Power dammed the Sipsey River to
create Lewis Smith Lake, located along the southwestern border of the
county. Several tributaries of the Sipsey, including Blevens, Crooked,
and Ryan creeks, traverse the area.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Public education in Cullman County is provided by two systems: the Cullman City School Board and the Cullman County School Board, which governs all municipalities except the City of Cullman.
Cullman High School - under the governance of the Cullman City School Board
Private educational institutions in the county include:
Cullman is also the home of the state-owned and operated Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. It was named for the former Governor of Alabama, George C. Wallace. His father and his wife, Governor Lurleen B. Wallace, also had junior colleges named for them.